Summer Youth Theatre Camp

The Summer Youth Theatre Camp offers three distinct camps for performers, theatre tech and theatre design culminating in a full-scale Broadway-style musical theatre youth production for family, friends, and the general public. OTC offers professional teachers and a safe, welcoming space for students to develop theatre skills, create, have fun, and reach their potential through the joy of artistic discovery.


2024 Summer Youth Camp: Footloose!

June 17-July 21, Monday-Friday, 9 am to 3pm
Oceanside Theatre Company Youth Academy presents three Summer Camps!
Summer Camp is open to children of all skill levels, from novice to advanced performers/technicians. Performance camp space is limited!
Performance Dates
July 12, 13, 14, 19, 20, 21 – Performances 7 pm Friday and Saturday, and 2 pm Saturday and Sunday
Performance Camp
Sharon Duchi,
Anna Duchi,
Ages 10-19
June 17 – July 21 (no camp on July 4th)
 Monday through Friday, 9 am – 3 pm
Performances July 12, 13, 14 and July 19, 20, 21
(Fridays and Saturdays 7 pm, Saturdays  and Sundays 2 pm)
Cost: $650 first camper, $550 sibling/military
OTC Summer Theatre Performers focus on acting, singing, and dancing, while also honing audition skills, stage presence, and a sense of theater community. The camp culminates in a weekend of performances of a standard Broadway-style musical theater youth production.
*Auditions will be done on the first two days of camp. Please be sure to fill out the REGISTRATION FORM (see below) BEFORE the first day of camp.
Be familiar with the songs of the character(s)  for which you wish to be considered.

Design Camp

Instructor: Carol Naegele,
Ages 12-19
June 17 – June 28, 2023
Monday through Friday, 9 am to Noon
Limited to 15 Campers

Cost: $200, plus a $30 materials fee 

Discover how theater design brings a theater production to life! Design campers learn about set design, lighting design, prop design, costume and makeup design, with the opportunity to use their skills on Footloose the Summer Youth Theater musical production.

Tech Camp

Instructor: Nate Cargill, Technical Director at Oceanside High
Ages 12-19 – Two weeks
July 1 – July 12, 2023 (no camp on July 4th)
Monday through Friday, 9 am to Noon
Limited to 15 Campers
Cost: $200, plus a $30 materials fee

Learn about the technical aspects of live theater from the Oceanside Performing Arts Center Coordinator & Technical Director including lighting and sound. Opportunity to work tech during the performances of Footloose July 12, 13, 14 and July 19, 20, 21.

PLEASE NOTE: All camp dates and performances will be held at:
Oceanside Theatre Company at the BROOKS THEATER

217 N. Coast Hwy, Oceanside, CA


Oceanside Theatre Company’s Youth Academy has several scholarships available for families in financial need. To apply for a scholarship, please
email the completed application and proof of income to:

PLEASE NOTE: All information in this application is strictly confidential.
Oceanside Theatre Company will not release financial information to anyone for any reason.